intransitive verb Etymology: Latin dissertus, past participle of disserere, from dis- + serere to join, arrange — more at series Date: 1657 to speak or write at length

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  • Dissert — Dis*sert , v. i. [L. dissertus, p. p. of disserere; dis + serere to join, connect: cf. F. disserter. See {Series}.] To discourse or dispute; to discuss. [R.] [1913 Webster] We have disserted upon it a little longer than was necessary. Jeffrey.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissert — dissertation [ disɛrtasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1645; lat. dissertatio 1 ♦ Développement, le plus souvent écrit, portant sur un point de doctrine, sur une question savante. ⇒ discours, essai, étude, 2. mémoire, traité. « J ai lu deux ou trois cents… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dissert — də̇ˈsərt intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin dissertus, past participle of disserere, from dis dis (I) + serere to place, arrange, join together more at series : to give a dissertation : speak at some length and in detail : discourse …   Useful english dictionary

  • dissert — /di serrt /, v.i. to discourse on a subject. [1615 25; < L dissertare to set forth at length (freq. of disserere to arrange in order), equiv. to dis DIS 1 + ser put together + freq. t + are inf. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • dissert — v. discuss; dispute; discourse on a subject …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dissert — strides …   Anagrams dictionary

  • dissert — dis·sert …   English syllables

  • dissert — /dəˈsɜt/ (say duh sert) verb (i) Obsolete to discourse on a subject. {Latin dissertus, past participle, examined, discussed} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dissert —  n.f. Fam. Dissertation …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • strides — dissert …   Anagrams dictionary

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